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Posted - March 28 2017 :  13:16:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My external HDD (eSata connection) is on its way out (making lots of clicking noises) and is currently disconnected. It has all sorts of Reflect backups on it -- various snapshots of point in times that I would like to keep. (To minimize redundant backups of archival material, I would sometimes do a 1-time backup to preserve those things).

I got a new larger eSata backup HDD to replace it. It's connected and empty at the moment.

Both drives have USB also.

I am trying to figure out a strategy for preserving some of the old backups on the new drive. Is Reflect involved in this transfer? Or just do a plain Windows Explorer copy (which would alter the date-time stamps,which is undesirable)?

Both new and old drives currently have named the disk MacriumBackups(K:) (to match all my backup scripts) but I suppose I could rename one of them to not confuse things during this initialization phase.

But I confuse easily as this post shows!!!

p.s. I am W7-64. Still using V4, but I think/hope that is irrelevant to this question.
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